WNAMM09: Waldorf Announce Soft Synth

Largo is the first pure software synthesizer with Waldorf DNA      15/01/09
WNAMM09: Waldorf Announce Soft Synth


Waldorf have announced Largo, their first software synth. Here's the lowdown in their own words...
Many producers and synthesizer enthusiasts asked for a full-blown Waldorf Synthesizer for their virtual rack. We listened, and now we proudly present Largo. Largo is the first pure software synthesizer with Waldorf DNA. And again – it is the cutting edge sound that makes the big difference.
No wonder, as Largo mirrors the technology used in Blofeld and Q hardware synthesizers. As for every Waldorf instrument, ergonomics are a core feature on screen as well. Your eyes will be pleased with a clearly structured, graphical user interface that supports your workflow intuitively.
Largo offers three fat oscillators, two of them with sub oscillators. These oscillators include models of classic analog waveforms as well as a selection of waves from the PPG and Waldorf Wave stored in two Wavetables. All these run through two Waldorf multimode filters with steep cutoff, resonance up to self-oscillation and a drive stage to add even more punch and grainyness to the sound. Ultra-fast envelope generators and flexible LFOs as well as an easy to understand, yet extremely versatile modulation matrix make for a sound designer's dream.
The filters have always been a core part of any Waldorf instrument. With outstanding expertise in both analog and digital synthesis, our developers took utmost care in developing the filters. And you can hear a significant difference when working with a Waldorf filter - they just sound right! Use the comb filters for plucked, stringed or blown sounds. Band pass, high pass, low pass and notch filters are all available with 12 dB and 24 dB slope. All of them sound extremely accurate and add pure sonic quality to the sound of your music.
Largo contains a flexible arpeggiator with 16 freely programmable steps as known from the exclusive Q synthesizer line plus an array of high quality effects such as Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Overdrive, Delay and Reverb.
The clearly arranged user interface helps you to create your own powerful synthesizer sounds in a breeze. Oscillators and filters are always in direct access while the submodules are only a mouse click away. It has the same exclusive voice architecture as the Q and Blofeld synthesizer line, fully integrated into the total recall system of your Digital Audio Workstation.
Largo works as a VST and AudioUnit instrument.
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    10 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
    Jordan Vesteyo    Said...

    Finally...... a full blown Waldorf synth in a plugin...

    15-Jan-09 08:55 PM


    D    Said...

    I'm a little less worried about my old Waldorf synths dying now... and dying to hear what this thing costs and when I can get my hands on it...

    15-Jan-09 09:03 PM


    raphus    Said...

    I'm not so excited by a software MicroQ. (Notice the lack of Wave/XT wavetables.) I'd be much more interested in a Blofeld editor/librarian for the Mac that allowed user wavetables.

    15-Jan-09 10:07 PM


    SekondThought    Said...

    Very excited about this one. Hope we find out a little more about how much this is going to cost and when it will be available. Looking forward to it very much.

    16-Jan-09 01:54 AM


    The Guvnor    Said...

    Hey Nick, Are you going to be getting a demo of this thing at the show or are they only giving out flyers at this point? I'd love to hear how this thing sounds since I unloaded my Waldorf gear a while back.

    16-Jan-09 09:26 AM


    Cerebral Infect    Said...

    That's the biggest NAMM surprise so far for me. And I'll be buying ASAP. I've always been a fan of Waldorf. And I can manage without the missing wavetable and saturation curves.

    My actual wet dream would be that Waldorf, Novation, Clavia and Acess team up to release a DSP card a la powercore and port some of their older hardware synths to a VST synth.

    16-Jan-09 10:50 AM


    The Ronin    Said...

    I have been waiting for this product for ever...sold my XT a while ago but only because I had to. This is on the to be purchased list for sure!!!

    raphus Said... I'm not so excited by a software MicroQ. (Notice the lack of Wave/XT wavetables.)

    WALDORF SAYS:

    Largo offers three fat oscillators, two of them with sub oscillators. These oscillators include models of classic analog waveforms as well as a selection of waves from the PPG and Waldorf Wave stored in two Wavetables.

    18-Jan-09 07:23 PM


    singularity23    Said...

    correct me of I'm wrong- but I believe the Terratec Komplexer is waldorfs 1st softsynth...it loads Q and micro Q sound banks as well...and Terratec distributed Waldorf in the US.

    I'm still going to buy this, just saying...

    20-Jan-09 03:48 AM


    The Guvnor    Said...

    I thought the first Waldorf VSTi is the PPG Wave V, or am I wrong? It came out the same time as the Model E. Is there such a thing as vintage synth software, as opposed to hardware? I wish I'd have kept the boxes now...

    21-Jan-09 12:23 AM


    J Fisher    Said...

    Bought this after auditioning less than ten patches - WOW!! $249.00 Sweetwater Music

    15-Jul-09 12:22 PM


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